Ir (imperfect) + a + infinitive • Use ir in the imperfect followed by a and the infinitive of a verb to say what someone was going to do. – Mary iba a ir de compras. • Follow this structure with another verb in the preterite tense to say what interrupted that action. – Mary iba a ir de compras, pero se enfermó. • Follow the “iba a…” structure with a verb in the imperfect to describe an ongoing action/state. – Mary iba a ir de compras, pero no tenía dinero.